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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1998 Ratings: #3 / 86
User Score
Based on 109 ratings
1998 Ratings: #6
August 25, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony / Label
Lauryn Hill, Vada Nobles, Che' Guevara / Producer
R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
Pitchfork
Calling on her obvious comprehension of an expansive range of music, Hill deftly moves through moods and influences, sometimes transforming a song in a mere moment.
90
Sputnikmusic
Most R&B albums nowadays are terribly rushed together efforts, with 2 or 3 singles and 20 tracks of filler. This, on the other hand, is a rare thing nowadays - an R&B album that actually stands up as a whole, and as such, will be remembered for a long, long time.
90
Slant Magazine

For being almost 80 minutes long, Miseducation is a surprisingly easy listen, coasting mostly on Hill's simple repetition of phrases to emphasize a mood. 

80
NME
Imagine a rap LP made in 1975 with the kind of political and personal scope of 'What's Going On': or the idea of a young Stevie Wonder hitting his peak in 1998. That's what we're dealing with here.
Jan 22, 2017
EMR
87
A series of otherworldly vocals are bestwoed upon some really fine beats, that allied with those fantastic songwriting chops make up for a killer combination on lady Lauryn Hill's one and only studio album - a visionary take on urban scenery and hip-hop/rnb/pop hybridization that turned her into a legend right from the start. By no means does this album sound like it was released almost twenty years ago. It just sounds so fresh, bright and immediately infectious it is just amazing, even with ... read more
Dec 10, 2017
Sappy
100
Top Favorite: Ex-Factor
Other Favorites: Doo Wop (That Thing), Forgive Them Father, Nothing Even Matters
Least Favorite: Superstar
Jul 8, 2017
PMM
66
Intro 5.5
Lose Ones 7.6
Ex-Factor 7.2
To Zion 7
Doo Woo (That Thing) 6.8
Superstar 6.1
Final Hour 7.2
When It Hurts So Bad 6.8
I Used to Love Him 7.3
Forgive Them Father 6.9
Every Ghetto, Every City 5.9
Nothing Even Matters 5.4
Everything is Everything 6.5
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 5.2
Can't Take My Eyes Off You 7.4
Tell Him 7.7
Feb 24, 2017
plowo
93
maravilhosa
Sep 10, 2016
MarkCooper
85
Along with incredible diversity of different genres on here, Lauryn Hill has made a classic by not only lyrically addressing many political issues, but more importantly, offering answers of peace and positivity.

Favorite Tracks: Nothing Even Matters, Doo Wop, Ex-Factor
END OF YEAR LISTS
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Track List
  1. Intro
  2. Lost Ones
  3. Ex-Factor
  4. To Zion (featuring Carlos Santana)
  5. Doo Wop (That Thing)
  6. Superstar
  7. Final Hour
  8. When It Hurts So Bad
  9. I Used to Love Him (featuring Mary J. Blige)
  10. Forgive Them Father
  11. Every Ghetto, Every City
  12. Nothing Even Matters (featuring D'Angelo)
  13. Everything Is Everything
  14. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 


Added on: January 30, 2013